OF THE BEST!
is a city that truly lived up to its reputation as one
of America's richest cities in history and culture,
not to mention its wonderful foods. We began our Culinary
Adventure when we arrived at our hotel, The Millennium
Bostonian, in the heart of Faneuil
and historic Quincy Market. It was an ideal spot, close
to a variety of restaurants and shops and a great place
to start our 3 day tour of one of America's oldest cities.
One of the restaurants located at Faneuil Market is
Hall", owned by renowned chef, Todd English.
Surrounded by a fun, eclectic décor, the extensive
menu featured acclaimed New England classic seafood
dishes. The raw Shellfish Platter focuses on fresh local
oysters, clams, shrimp, crab claws and mussels served
with assorted dipping sauces is a specialty of the house,
as well as the pan roasted halibut
it doesn't get
any fresher than this!
morning brought us cool, clear skies to begin our "Duck
Boat Tour". We boarded the authentic, renovated
World War II amphibious
landing vehicle for a fun tour of the city, only to
end up in the Charles River for a breathtaking view
of the skylines. Our lunch was at the famous "Legal
Sea Foods" restaurant, featuring some of the
best Boston Clam Chowder in the city and Lobster Rolls
filled with huge chunks of fresh lobster. We did our
best to walk off lunch by shopping at the Prudential
Center, Filene's Basement and the many surrounding stores
in the downtown area.
evening was highlighted with a performance of "Shear
Madness". Over 6 million people around the
world have seen this entertaining comedy set in a hairstyling
salon that is the scene of a wacky murder. Shear Madness
is an uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to
solve the crime. Great improvisations by terrific actors
made for a wonderful evening of entertainment.
morning we began our tour of Boston's Culinary Markets
in the historic North End with Michele
Toper. Michele, one of Boston's authorities on Italian
food, wine and culture and a 30+ year resident of Boston's
North End, revealed to us the secrets of America's oldest
Italian neighborhood, its shops and cuisine. After various
food samplings during our tour, we enjoyed a typical
Italian lunch at "Artu", one of Michele's
favorite tratorrias. It was a delightful and informative
tour that any visit to Boston should include.
excellent restaurant in the downtown waterfront area
de la Terre (Salt of the Earth) featuring rustic
French country fare. An unbelievable rendition of a
Pinenut Crusted Rack of Lamb with Cornbread Pudding
set the tone for an outstanding evening.
last day ended with a return to the shops in the North
End and a very satisfying Italian lunch at "Piccola
Venezia" on Hanover Street.
may be known for its beans but believe me, it proved
to be one of the top cities in the country for delicious
foods, wonderful shopping, interesting sights and an
overall thoroughly enjoyable trip
one of the best
of the Best!
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